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Reliance Jio to launch connected home solutions

Reliance Jio is planning to launch connected home solutions that will allow users to connect his/her smart TV to a router and stream content online, make voice calls using a fixed-line VoIP phone, connect a printer to the home network, store data locally in a hard drive and stream it on a PC, mobile, or other devices connected to the network. According to a press release, the telco has partnered with network solutions provider TeamF1 Networks (a subsidiary of D-Link India) for the connected home service. The partnership involves Jio deploying dedicated routers or base stations at residential homes, while TeamF1 will manage the network infrastructure and provide home gateway solutions to subscribers. MediaNama has written to Jio inquiring about pricing details of the service, and we are yet to hear back from them. TeamF1 Networks did not provide any comments when we contacted them. A pictorial representation of how the service will work: Apart from this, users can also use Jio’s home gateway solution to automate their houses (smart lighting, appliances, etc) and install monitoring and surveillance solutions. These devices will be centrally connected to the home router. “Going forward, our 'connected-home' partnership will explore solutions for home surveillance through IP cameras and video analytics, and for smart home through IoT sensors and actuators, data analytics, and machine learning technologies,” Ted Kuo, CEO of TeamF1 said in a statement. Jio’s IoT partnerships Note that Jio has been investing significantly in bringing IoT services to India. This week, Jio inked…

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